Acronyms and Abbreviations List



a1-AG a1-Acid Glycoprotein
aBWef Adjusted Edema-Free Body Weight
AMA Arm Muscle Area
APD Automated Peritoneal Dialysis
BCG Bromcresol Green
BCP Bromcresol Purple
BIA Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis
BMI Body Mass Index, also called Quetelet's Index
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CANUSA Canada/United States Peritoneal Dialysis Study
CAPD Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
CCPD Continuous Cyclic Peritoneal Dialysis
CoA Coenzyme A
CPD Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis
CrCl Urinary Creatinine Clearance
CRF Chronic Renal Failure (GFR less than 20 mL/min)
CRI Chronic Renal Insufficiency (GFR less than normal but greater than 20 mL/min)
CRP C-Reactive Protein
CVVHD Continuous Venovenous Hemofiltration with Hemodialysis
DEI Dietary Energy Intake
DPI Dietary Protein Intake
DRI Dietary Reference Intake
DXA Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry
ESRD End-Stage Renal Disease
GH Growth Hormone
GFR Glomerular Filtration Rate
HD Hemodialysis
hGH Human Growth Hormone
IDWG Interdialytic Weight Gain
IDPN Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition
IGF-I Insulin-Like Growth Factor-I
IPAA Intraperitoneal Amino Acids
Kt/Vurea A measure of dialysis where K is the dialyzing membrane clearance, t is the time of dialysis delivered in minutes, and Vurea is the volume of distribution of urea
MAC Mid-Arm Circumference
MAMA Mid-Arm Muscle Area
MAMC Mid-Arm Muscle Circumference
MD Maintenance Dialysis (ie, maintenance hemodialysis or chronic peritoneal dialysis)
MHD Maintenance Hemodialysis
NHANES National Health and Nutrition Evaluation Survey
nPCR Protein Catabolic Rate normalized to body weight
nPNA Protein Equivalent of Total Nitrogen Appearance normalized to body weight
PCR Protein Catabolic Rate
PEM Protein-Energy Malnutrition
PNA Protein Equivalent of Total Nitrogen Appearance

Predialysis serum

Serum obtained from an individual immediately before the initiation of a hemodialysis or intermittent peritoneal dialysis treatment
PTH Parathyroid Hormone
RD Registered Dietitian
RDA Recommended Dietary Allowance
REE Resting Energy Expenditure
RTA Renal Tubular Acidosis
SBW Standard Body Weight
SDS Standard Deviation Score
SGA Subjective Global Assessment
Stabilized serum Serum obtained for performance of a specific measurement after the measurement has stabilized on a given dose of CAPD
SUN Serum Urea Nitrogen
TBW Total Body Water
TNA Total Nitrogen Appearance
TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
TSF Triceps Skinfold Thickness
UBW Usual Body Weight
UNA Urea Nitrogen Appearance
USRDS United States Renal Data System
V Volume of Distribution

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